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Chelikowsky to give K-State Lecture Chelikowsky to give K-State Lecture

ICES Professor Jim Chelikowsky will give the 2014 Ernest Fox Nichols Distinguished Alumni Lecture at Kansas State University. Slated for Sept. 29, the lecture is sponsored by the Department of Physics and entitled "Addressing Dirac's Challenge: Practical Quantum Mechanics to Predict the Properties of Materials."

Chelikowsky, a 1970 graduate of K-State in Physics, will discuss how after th Read more.

Posted: Sept. 17, 2014
Zohdi named UC-Berkeley Chancellor's Professor Zohdi named UC-Berkeley Chancellor's Professor

ICES Alumnus Tarek Zohdi has been promoted to Chancellor's Professor at The University of California, Berkeley.

Zohdi is chair of UC-Berkeley's Computational Science & Engineering Program, and professor of mechanical engineering.

Zohdi received his Ph.D. in 1997 in Computational and Applied Mathematics from the University of Texas at Austin under ICES Director J. Tinsley Oden. He was a post-doctoral fellow at the Technical University of Darmstadt in Germany from 1997 to 1998 and then a lecturer at the Gottfried Leibniz University of Hannover in Germany from 1998 to 2001, where he received received his Habilitation in General Mechanics. Read more.

Posted: Sept. 11, 2014
Demkov featured in AVS publication Demkov featured in AVS publication

ICES Professor Alex Demkov was featured on the cover of the American Vacuum Society News.

The extensive Question-and-Answer interview chronicles Demkov's responses on topics ranging from mentors to his involvement with AVS. Demkov recently received the AVS Excellence in Leadership Award for enhancing "the careers of future generations who might not otherwise have considered or had access to opportunities in science, engineering, and technology."

Here's the full interview:

Q: Describe a typical day in your life. Read more.

Posted: Sept. 11, 2014
Wheeler receives SPE's highest honor Wheeler receives SPE's highest honor

ICES Professor Mary Wheeler has been named a Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Honorary Member, the organization's highest honor.

Wheeler, professor of petroleum and geosystems engineering, and professor or aerospace engineering and engineering mechanics, garners the prestigious title which is limited to 0.1 percent of the SPE total membership. This elite group represents individuals who have given outstanding service to SPE or have demonstrated distinguished scientific or engineering achievements in the fields within the technical scope of SPE. Read more.

Posted: Sept. 11, 2014
Six ICES staff receive University Service Awards

Six ICES staff were recognized for their loyal and devoted service during ceremonies Aug. 25.

The 2014 University Service Award recipients who work for ICES were: Jon Bass, assistant vice president for research, for 10 years of service; Sue Rodriguez, senior administrative associate, for 10 years of service; Robert Hoelscher, senior administrative associate, for 10 years of service; Donna Larson, senior administrative associate, for 25 years of service; Charlott Low, administrative assistant, for 30 years of service; and Ruth Hengst, senior administrative associate, for 35 years of service. Read more.

Posted: Aug. 26, 2014